(WTNH) -- Some cities and towns in Connecticut are opening cooling centers to help their residents deal with the expected heat wave this week.
Residents are urged to go to the Greater Bridgeport Transit Main Bus Terminal at 710 Water St., to cool off on Thursday, June 21, from noon to 6 p.m. The American Red Cross will provide cold water.
The Town of Canton will have a cooling center available for residents at the Library/Community Center, 40 Dyer Ave., Wednesday June 20 and Thursday June 21. The Library/Community Center will be open from Noon - 8:00 pm..
The Library in the town hall complex, 41 West Street. Open Wednesday until 8 p.m. Patrons are encouraged to bring their own food and drink since the items are not available at the library.
Tentatively, the following four of the cooling centers will open at 12:00 Noon and close at 8:00 p.m.:
- North End Senior Center, 80 Coventry Street
- South End Wellness Center, 830 Maple Avenue
- Parkville Senior Center, 11 New Park Avenue
- Hispanic Health Council, 175 Main Street
Additionally four community swimming pools have been opened for the summer and 8 locations throughout the City have been identified for installation of hydrant sprinklers.
The following pools are open from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. (open swim is scheduled from 1-4p.m.):
- Colt Park Pool
- Goodwin Park Pool
- Keney Park Pool
- Pope Park Pool
The following streets have been selected for hydrant sprinklers, which will be operational from noon until 6:00p.m.:
- Lisbon Street between Wyllys and Stonington Streets
- Rowe Ave between Capitol Ave and Park Street
- Nelson Street between Barbour and Clark Streets
- Liberty Street between Garden and Brook Streets
- Bethel Street between Mahl Ave and Mather Street
- Lincoln Street between Washington and Broad Streets
- Hughes Street between Hillside Ave and Zion Street
- Wilson Street between Brookfield Street and Hillside Ave
Residents are encouraged to seek air conditioned comfort in the Municipal Building Council Chamber, 245 Dekoven Drive, from 8a.m.-7p.m. or in the lobby of the Middletown Police Department, 222 Main Street, which will be open 24 hours a day. The Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, will also be available for cooling during normal business hours. Elderly persons are advised to utilize the Senior Center, 150 William Street, from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
The following cooling center locations are for senior use only and will be open until 4 p.m:
- Atwater Senior Center at 26 Atwater Street
- Dixwell/Newhallville Senior Center at 255 Goffe Street
- East Shore Senior Center at 411 Townsend Avenue
The following locations will serve as a cooling center for the general public:
- New Haven Free Public Library Main Building, 133 Elm Street (open Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.)
- Fair Haven Branch Library, 182 Grand Avenue (open Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.)
- Mitchell Branch Library, 37 Harrison Street (open Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
- Stetson Branch Library, 200 Dixwell Avenue in the Dixwell Plaza (open Wednesday from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.)
- Courtland Seymour Wilson Branch Library, 303 Washington Avenue (open Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
New London Senior Center, 120 Broad St., open until 8 p.m. Thursday evening. Residents should provide their own transportation and bring their own food as well as any supplies they may need. The Senior Center telephone is 860-447-5232.
- Norwalk City Hall, 125 East Avenue
- Norwalk Public Libraries, 1 Belden Avenue or 10 Washington Street
The Lymes Senior Center is designated as a cooling center for individuals experiencing difficulty coping with the weather conditions. Open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday (June 21, 22). No evening meals will be served.
- Sherman Senior Center, open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Two cooling centers will be open.
- The Senior Center/Parks & Recreation building at 561 Main St. South, (W-Th until 8 p.m.)
- The Kingsley Room at the Southbury Public Library, 100 Poverty Road. (open Wednesday from 5:30 to 8 p.m.)
Two cooling stations will be open.
- Calendar House Senior Citizens Center, 388 Pleasant St., (8:30AM -4:30PM)
- Southington Public Library, 255 Main St., (9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. M-Th, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 a.m. F)
- The Senior Center, 674 Tolland Stage Road, will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday but will be closed on Friday. Their phone number is 860-870-3734.
- The Tolland Public Library, at 21 Tolland Green. Library hours are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and will be open Friday from 10 to 5 p.m. Please be aware that the Library's parking lot is in the process of being paved so access will need to be made by parking in adjacent lots and walking to the building. The Library's phone number is 860-871-3620
The following cooling stations will be open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. until
- Maloney Magnet School, 233 S. Elm St.
- Silas Bronson Library, 267 Grand St.
Westbrook Senior Center at the Town Hall, 866 Boston Post Road. Open Thursday until 8:30 p.m. and Friday open at 8 a.m. They will be providing water only. For more information, call 860-399-3040
- West Haven Public Library, Main Branch, 300 Elm St., June 20-21, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., June 22, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., June 23, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 203-937-4233
- West Haven Senior Center, 201 Noble St., June 20-22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Call 203-937-3507
- Allingtown Senior Center, 1 Forest Road, June 20-22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Call 203-937-3509
- The Fireside Room of the Wethersfield Community Center, 30 Greenfield Street (Open noon to 8 p.m.)
- Wethersfield Library, (open until 5 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday until 9 p.m.)
- Willard Pool, Wed. June 20 from 4-8 p.m., Thursday, June 21 at 1 p.m.
- Mill Woods Pool will be open on Thursday, June 21 at 1 p.m.
- The Wolcott Senior Center, located at 211 Nichols Rd. will be open Wednesday and Thursday until 6:00 p.m.
You can also call the Connecticut Infoline at 211 or visit www.211ct.org to get information about cooling centers near you.
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